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Thread: Esquif Spark at Penrith Whitewater Olympic Stadium

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    Default Esquif Spark at Penrith Whitewater Olympic Stadium

    I’ve been paddling the Spark a lot more lately, and it’s a lovely boat. Much faster than the L’Edge, my other OC1. At first I found it long on the narrow Penrith Whitewater course, but I can pull it into some of the smaller eddies now. Plus the length makes it faster, and being lighter, it’s easier to boof--it almost gets air on the Main Wave rooster tail! It’s harder to front surf, though.

    http://youtu.be/2zRamVr2VyQ


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    Brilliant, great enthusiasm shown, liked the out-takes.
    Was that the outflow from a bilge pump ?

    nick

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    Nice paddling, enjoyed watching that!

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    Uber cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Nick View Post
    Brilliant, great enthusiasm shown, liked the out-takes.
    Was that the outflow from a bilge pump ?

    nick
    I've installed two 1200 gal/hour pumps. They run on a 1.4 Ah sealed lead acid battery (no need for waterproofing). A single battery lasts about 1.5 hrs at Penrith Whitewater, but a day or two on a river--I eddy out and empty the old-fashioned way on rivers, but the steep and slippery banks at Penrith encourage switch-flicking.

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    Great to watch you moving that boat about on the course. The spark does look like a really fast boat. Thanks for posting.

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    Nice, I like the look of that.

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